THE YIDDISH BOOK CENTER'S
Wexler Oral History Project

A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.

The Queer Search for Self: The Intersections of Queer Identity and Yiddishism

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  • Rebekah Erev, artist, answers the question: why are so many Yiddishists queer Jews? They describe the way that queerness forces individuals to name their identity to find each other - a task that becomes a methodology and a philosophy for life, allowing Jewish queer people to seek out and expand their other identities.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Rebekah Erev.

This excerpt is in English.

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About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?